We got up early today to drive all the way from LA to Las Vegas. There is only one highway to Las Vegas, so it is easy to find your way, but the landscape is a bit boring, and the 4-hour drive felt much longer.
I really needed a good night’s sleep, but the location of the hotel right below the final part of the approach to LAX made it rather impossible. However, the 10 hours of sleep I got on the plane yesterday apparently sufficed, because I woke up at 7.00 am and felt fit as a fiddle.
We took the subway to Court St. at noon, and walked along the water to Fulton Ferry Pier, where the picturesque Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory is situated. After an ice cream break with the spectacular view of Manhattan in the background, we took a walk around the Dumbo area (short for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass), which is one of New York’s trendy, upcoming areas, known for its artistic environment. However, except for a couple of galleries we did not see a lot of that, but it was no doubt a wonderful area, where I would have liked to spend more time.
Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory is located down by the water just next to Brooklyn Bridge. This is the place to go for some of the best ice cream you’ll find in New York. If the weather is nice, I’ll take the subway over to Clark St., High St, or York St. From these stations, there’s only a short walk down to Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory. I’ll then enjoy a scoop or two in the sun, before I start walking back to Manhattan over Brooklyn Bridge.
Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory only uses the very best ingredients, and the taste is creamy and delicious. I love their Peaches & Cream ice cream with chunks of fresh peaches, but the milkshakes are also very good.
On sunny days, the line in front of the ice cream shop quickly builds up, and Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory is popular both among locals and tourists. Eat your ice cream outside on the wooden pier and enjoy the view of the bridge and Manhattan’s skyline.
• Cash payment only.
• There is also another branch in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
• Quality comes at a price, and at Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory, prices start at $4.50 for 1 scoop.
Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory, Fulton Ferry Landing Pier, 1 Water St (corner of Old Fulton and Water Street), Brooklyn NY11201, Tel: (718) 246-3963
We just came back from a nice dinner at Miga, which is a Korean/Japanese restaurant in Copenhagen. Korean food can be really spicy, but we stayed on the safe side and the spiciest thing on our table was the kimchi, which was served along with the food.
Among my friends, Rikke is the one who is most skeptical about foreign food. In addition to that, she doesn’t eat fish, lamb and lots of other stuff, which poses quite a challenge when I am travelling with her.
Sticks & Sushi never fails to impress and when it comes to playful takes on Japanese fusions, I don’t think you’ll find any better place in Copenhagen.
Butter…a restaurant with such a name is predestined to serve amazing food. And it does. At least the Butter Restaurant in NYC. The décor is avant-garde with wooden panels and a large birch-forest picture at the end wall, and Butter has also got enough it-status to appear as the background restaurant in one of the Gossip Girl episodes.